The top firefighter injury isn't burns or smoke inhalation, but damage to the muscles and skeleton, such as ankle sprain.
Far, far beyond wrist radios: At Homeland Security's think tank, first responders imagine high-tech future
What kinds of gear will be needed by future firefighters, EMTs, and cops? To find out, the Department of Homeland Security asked a DHS think tank to ask the experts, then apply sophisticated math to discover unlikely patterns. ...
Authorities declared a state of emergency in northern California, ravaged by fires at a time when several other western US states are also fighting flames.
Camouflage face makeup for warfare is undergoing one of the most fundamental changes in thousands of years, as scientists today described a new face paint that both hides soldiers from the enemy and shields their faces from ...
Colorado's High Park Fire continues to expand and generate a lot of smoke visible on NASA satellite imagery. NASA's Terra satellite showed winds from the west-southwest blowing the smoke to the north-northeast and into Wyoming ...
A portable rescue stretcher to allow firefighters to more easily haul unconscious or injured people out of danger has been designed by a University of Derby student - with input from a county fire service.
More firefighters were called up on Tuesday to help fight a raging wildfire in the western US state of Colorado, which remains out of control and has claimed one life, officials said.
French energy giant Total said Thursday it had identified the source of a gas leak on a North Sea platform which has sparked fears of an explosion and wiped billions of euros off its market value.
French energy giant Total readied a mini-submarine in a bid to inspect a huge gas leak at a North Sea rig but played down fears of a massive explosion.